A Local’s Guide to Valentine’s Day

Valentine’s Day is almost here. What does that mean? It means guys will be scrambling around the day before trying to make arrangements for a nice dinner and purchase a bouquet of flowers to show just how much they “care.” Single guys and ladies will be having nights out or staying home to eat their feelings away with pizza and ice cream (which doesn’t sound that bad). But, if you’re clueless on what to do on Valentine’s Day, we got your back. Here’s our list of things to do to help you seal the deal on V Day. Enjoy.

Marche Bacchus

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As always, this hidden gem located on the water in the Desert Shores community has you covered on just about every holiday or special occasion. For Valentine’s Day, guests can enjoy a prix-fixe 4 course menu starting off with Creamy Lobster Bisque or Organic Watercress Salad with Fresh Fruit, Herbed Goat Cheese, Tomatoes, Radicchio, Strawberry Vinaigrette.  Second Course: Pan Seared Cobia Fish  with Spaghetti Squash, Braised Rapini and Pinot Noir Reduction. Third Course: Colorado Lamb T-Bone with Curried Pear Puree, Red Pearl Onions, Baby Squash, Zucchini, Lamb Thyme Demi-Glace or Petite Filet Mignon with Baby Carrots, Marble Potatoes, Port Wine Reduction. For Dessert: Classic Panna Cotta, Poached Pear, Chocolate Strawberries. Complimentary glass of champagne. $85 per person plus tax and gratuity. 2620 Regatta Drive, Las Vegas, NV  (702) 804-8008 www.marchebacchus.com

Carson Kitchen

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Carson Kitchen in the heart of DTLV features a Valentine’s Day prix-fixe menu from 5 to 10 p.m. First course: Devil’s eggs and shrimp appetizers. Second course: Tempura green beans and their classic veal meatballs. The third course will be persimmon & pear salad. For the main course, diners may choose the cocoa-espresso New York strip steak or the Steelhead Trout with a side of the Rainbow Cauliflower. For dessert, the Glazed Donut Bread Pudding and each person will enjoy one complimentary glass of champagne. $99 per person plus tax and gratuity. 124 South 6th Street, Las Vegas, NV 89101 (702) 473-9523 www.carsonkitchen.com

Hearthstone

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The new kid on the block in the heart of Summerlin has been gaining a serious following since opening just a few months ago and for good reason, the place rocks. They’re throwing an awesome V Day dinner with Fifty Shades of Grey wine pairing of both white and red. The prix fixe menu includes your choice of appetizer from their Meatballs with braised short rib and goat cheese or the Truffle Pizzetta with truffle gouda, Leeks, and truffle cream. The second course is a Valentine’s Salad with wild arugula, red wine poached apples, and truffle ricotta toast. The entree is Chateau Briand for two. It’s sliced and served with lobster polenta and Hearth roasted vegetables. Dessert is their Molten Peanut Butter Cake with dark chocolate pudding and crisp strawberries. 5pm-11pm $65 per person not including tax and gratuity. 11011 West Charleston Boulevard, Las Vegas, NV 89135 (702) 797-7344 www.hearthstonelv.com

Commonwealth

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If you’re looking for something unusual to do on Valentine’s Day during the day and night, Commonwealth will team up with Cupid’s Undie Run, welcoming the mile-long race to Las Vegas for the first time on Feb. 14. The run begins at noon and the bar will serve as the starting and finishing point, hosting more than 400 underwear-clad runners. If running in your undies isn’t your thing, then check out their secret speak-easy, The Laundry Room during the night. Enjoy crafted classic cocktails made entirely by hand in a seclusive and romantic setting. Make sure to make reservations because spots and times are limited and will go fast. 525 E. Fremont St., Fremont Street, Las Vegas, NV 89101 (702) 445-6400 www.commonwealthlv.com 

Honey Salt

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The Summerlin favorite is hosting a V-Day party like no other. Amazing dishes in a romantic setting with Farm to Table inspired dishes. Guests can enjoy for starters, Amuse-bouche: French Kiss Oysters & Champagne Toast – pink peppercorn mignonette. First Course (choice of): Shrimp Cocktail – horseradish, tomato jam; or Perigord Black Truffle Pappardelle – truffle butter sauce. Paired with Chloe Chardonnay Sonoma. Main Course (choice of): Achiote Marinated Cobia – blood orange, jicama, basmati rice; or Braised Beef Short Rib – lobster polenta, truffle jus, herb salad. Paired with Elk Cove Pinot Noir Oregon. Dessert: Molten Chocolate Cake – hazelnut streusel, vanilla ice cream; and Valentine Kisses -Linzer cookies filled with raspberry jam. Paired with Justin Obtuse Paso Robles. Reservations are strongly encouraged. Cost for the Sweet as Honey menu is $70 per person, wine pairings are an additional $40 per person; tax and gratuity not included. 1031 South Rampart Boulevard, Las Vegas, NV 89145 702-445-6100 www.honeysalt.com

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1 Comment

  • Reply February 25, 2015

    Sharon Johnson

    Great post. I’m going to bookmark this for the next time I’m in Vegas. Thanks for sharing!

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